D. Ryan Ormond, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine (2006)
Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Bonn (2019)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Arkansas (AR) (2001)
Internship:
  • New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center Program (2007)
Residency:
  • New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center Program, Chief Resident, Neurological Surgery (2012)
Languages: English, German
Department: Neurosurgery

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
  • Director, Brain Tumor Program
  • Director, Regenerative Neurobiology Laboratory
  • Associate Program Director, Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship
  • Co-Director, Brain Tumor Imaging Laboratory

Recognition & Awards

  • Fellow, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2018)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (2018)
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who (2017)
  • The Leading Physicians of the World, Leading Physicians of the World (2016)
  • William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2013)
  • Who’s Who in America, Marquis (2011)
  • Anna Samartzis Research Award, New York Medical College (2011)
  • Resident Research Night Second Prize, New York Society for Neurosurgery (2011)
  • Annual Meeting Resident Research Award, New York State Neurosurgical Society (2010)
  • Annual Meeting Abstract “Hot Topics” Award, Society for Neuroscience (2010)

Research Interests

Brain Tumor Clinical Trials

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2014)
    School of Medicine, Neurosurgery

Publications

  • Karsy M, Azab MA, Harper J, Abou-Al-Shaar H, Guan J, Eli I, Brock AA, Ormond RD, Hosokawa PW, Gouripeddi R, Butcher R, Cole CD, Menacho ST, Couldwell WT. Evaluation of a D-Dimer Protocol for Detection of Venous Thromboembolism. World Neurosurg. 2020 Jan;133:e774-e783. PubMed PMID: 31605841
  • D'Souza S, Ormond DR, Costabile J, Thompson JA. Fiber-tract localized diffusion coefficients highlight patterns of white matter disruption induced by proximity to glioma. PLoS One. 2019;14(11):e0225323. PubMed PMID: 31751402
  • Barthel FP, Johnson KC, Varn FS, Moskalik AD, Tanner G, Kocakavuk E, Anderson KJ, Abiola O, Aldape K, Alfaro KD, Alpar D, Amin SB, Ashley DM, Bandopadhayay P, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Beroukhim R, Bock C, Brastianos PK, Brat DJ, Brodbelt AR, Bruns AF, Bulsara KR, Chakrabarty A, Chakravarti A, Chuang JH, Claus EB, Cochran EJ, Connelly J, Costello JF, Finocchiaro G, Fletcher MN, French PJ, Gan HK, Gilbert MR, Gould PV, Grimmer MR, Iavarone A, Ismail A, Jenkinson MD, Khasraw M, Kim H, Kouwenhoven MCM, LaViolette PS, Li M, Lichter P, Ligon KL, Lowman AK, Malta TM, Mazor T, McDonald KL, Molinaro AM, Nam DH, Nayyar N, Ng HK, Ngan CY, Niclou SP, Niers JM, Noushmehr H, Noorbakhsh J, Ormond DR, Park CK, Poisson LM, Rabadan R, Radlwimmer B, Rao G, Reifenberger G, Sa JK, Schuster M, Shaw BL, Short SC, Smitt PAS, Sloan AE, Smits M, Suzuki H, Tabatabai G, Van Meir EG, Watts C, Weller M, Wesseling P, Westerman BA, Widhalm G, Woehrer A, Yung WKA, Zadeh G, Huse JT, De Groot JF, Stead LF, Verhaak RGW. Longitudinal molecular trajectories of diffuse glioma in adults. Nature. 2019 Dec;576(7785):112-120. PubMed PMID: 31748746
  • Stumpf PK, Cittelly DM, Robin TP, Carlson JA, Stuhr KA, Contreras-Zarate MJ, Lai S, Ormond DR, Rusthoven CG, Gaspar LE, Rabinovitch R, Kavanagh BD, Liu A, Diamond JR, Kabos P, Fisher CM. Combination of Trastuzumab Emtansine and Stereotactic Radiosurgery Results in High Rates of Clinically Significant Radionecrosis and Dysregulation of Aquaporin-4. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 Jul 1;25(13):3946-3953. PubMed PMID: 30940654
  • Contreras-Zárate MJ, Day NL, Ormond DR, Borges VF, Tobet S, Gril B, Steeg PS, Cittelly DM. Estradiol induces BDNF/TrkB signaling in triple-negative breast cancer to promote brain metastases. Oncogene. 2019 Jun;38(24):4685-4699. PubMed PMID: 30796353
  • Ormond DR, Kahamba J, Lillehei KO, Rutabasibwa N. Overcoming barriers to neurosurgical training in Tanzania: international exchange, curriculum development, and novel methods of resource utilization and subspecialty development. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Oct;45(4):E6. PubMed PMID: 30269594
  • Karsy M, Azab MA, Abou-Al-Shaar H, Guan J, Eli I, Jensen RL, Ormond DR. Clinical potential of meningioma genomic insights: a practical review for neurosurgeons. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Jun;44(6):E10. PubMed PMID: 29852774
  • Cavalcante D, Ormond DR. Risk of Complications After Intracranial Procedures at High Altitude. World Neurosurg. 2018 Jul;115:e782-e784. PubMed PMID: 29730100
  • Ormond DR, Clusmann H, Sassen R, Hoppe C, Helmstaedter C, Schramm J, Grote A. Pediatric Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Surgery in Bonn and Review of the Literature. Neurosurgery. 2018 Apr 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29668992
  • Ung TH, Ney DE, Damek D, Rusthoven CG, Youssef AS, Lillehei KO, Ormond DR. The Neurologic Assessment in Neuro-Oncology (NANO) Scale as an Assessment Tool for Survival in Patients With Primary Glioblastoma. Neurosurgery. 2018 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29618103
  • Harland TA, Freeman JL, Davern M, McCracken DJ, Celano EC, Lillehei K, Olson JJ, Ormond DR. Progesterone-only contraception is associated with a shorter progression-free survival in premenopausal women with WHO Grade I meningioma. J Neurooncol. 2017 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29081037
  • Oushy S, Sillau SH, Ney DE, Damek DM, Youssef AS, Lillehei KO, Ormond DR. New-onset seizure during and after brain tumor excision: a risk assessment analysis. J Neurosurg. 2017 Jul 28;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28753117
  • . Glioma through the looking GLASS: molecular evolution of diffuse gliomas and the Glioma Longitudinal Analysis Consortium. Neuro Oncol. 2018 Jun 18;20(7):873-884. PubMed PMID: 29432615
  • Contreras-Zárate MJ, Ormond DR, Gillen AE, Hanna C, Day NL, Serkova NJ, Jacobsen BM, Edgerton SM, Thor AD, Borges VF, Lillehei KO, Graner MW, Kabos P, Cittelly DM. Development of Novel Patient-Derived Xenografts from Breast Cancer Brain Metastases. Front Oncol. 2017;7:252. PubMed PMID: 29164052
  • Ormond DR, D'Souza S, Thompson JA. Global and Targeted Pathway Impact of Gliomas on White Matter Integrity Based on Lobar Localization. Cureus. 2017 Sep 7;9(9):e1660. PubMed PMID: 29147635
  • Harland TA, Freeman JL, Davern M, McCracken DJ, Celano EC, Lillehei K, Olson JJ, Ormond DR. Progesterone-only contraception is associated with a shorter progression-free survival in premenopausal women with WHO Grade I meningioma. J Neurooncol. 2017 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29081037
  • Oushy S, Sillau SH, Ney DE, Damek DM, Youssef AS, Lillehei KO, Ormond DR. New-onset seizure during and after brain tumor excision: a risk assessment analysis. J Neurosurg. 2017 Jul 28;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28753117
  • Freeman JL, Davern MS, Oushy S, Sillau S, Ormond DR, Youssef AS, Lillehei KO. Spheno-Orbital Meningiomas: A 16-Year Surgical Experience. World Neurosurg. 2016 Dec 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28017748
  • Vasquez CA, Casey M, Folzenlogen Z, Ormond DR, Lillehei K, Youssef AS. Third Ventricular Cerebrospinal Fluid Cysts of Thalamic Origin: Review of Embryologic Origin, Presentation, and Management Strategies with a Case Series. World Neurosurg. 2017 Jul;103:210-219. PubMed PMID: 28391023
  • Ormond DR, Albert L Jr, Das K. Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Rods in Lumbar Spine Degenerative Disease: A Case Series. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Aug;29(7):E371-5. PubMed PMID: 23075859
  • Grote A, Witt JA, Surges R, von Lehe M, Pieper M, Elger CE, Helmstaedter C, Ormond DR, Schramm J, Delev D. A second chance-reoperation in patients with failed surgery for intractable epilepsy: long-term outcome, neuropsychology and complications. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2015 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25855399
  • Ormond DR, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK. Diffuse astrocytoma arising within a demyelinating plaque. J Neurooncol. 2016 Jun;128(2):373-5. PubMed PMID: 27033061
  • Rusthoven CG, Koshy M, Sher DJ, Ney DE, Gaspar LE, Jones BL, Karam SD, Amini A, Ormond DR, Youssef AS, Kavanagh BD. Combined-Modality Therapy With Radiation and Chemotherapy for Elderly Patients With Glioblastoma in the Temozolomide Era: A National Cancer Database Analysis. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Jul 1;73(7):821-8. PubMed PMID: 27214765
  • Freeman JL, Davern MS, Oushy S, Sillau S, Ormond DR, Youssef AS, Lillehei KO. Spheno-Orbital Meningiomas: A 16-Year Surgical Experience. World Neurosurg. 2016 Dec 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28017748
  • Delev D, Send K, Malter M, Ormond DR, Parpaley Y, von Lehe M, Schramm J, Grote A. Role of Subdural Interhemispheric Electrodes in Presurgical Evaluation of Epilepsy Patients. World Neurosurg. 2015 Dec;84(6):1719-1725.e1. PubMed PMID: 26210712
  • Downes AE, Freeman JL, Ormond DR, Lillehei KO, Youssef AS. Unilateral Tailored Fronto-Orbital Approach for Giant Olfactory Groove Meningiomas: Technical Nuances. World Neurosurg. 2015 Oct;84(4):1166-73. PubMed PMID: 25986205
  • Grote A, Witt JA, Surges R, von Lehe M, Pieper M, Elger CE, Helmstaedter C, Ormond DR, Schramm J, Delev D. A second chance-reoperation in patients with failed surgery for intractable epilepsy: long-term outcome, neuropsychology and complications. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2015 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25855399
  • Jeevan DS, Ormond DR, Kim AH, Meiteles LZ, Stidham KR, Linstrom C, Murali R. Cerebrospinal fluid leaks and encephaloceles of temporal bone origin: nuances to diagnosis and management. World Neurosurg. 2015 Apr;83(4):560-6. PubMed PMID: 25514617
  • Schowinsky JT, Ormond DR, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK. Tibial adamantinoma: late metastasis to the brain. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2015 Jan;74(1):95-7. PubMed PMID: 25470349
  • Schowinsky JT, Ormond DR, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK. Tibial adamantinoma: late metastasis to the brain. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2015 Jan;74(1):95-7. PubMed PMID: 25470349
  • Jeevan DS, Ormond DR, Kim AH, Meiteles LZ, Stidham KR, Linstrom C, Murali R. Cerebrospinal fluid leaks and encephaloceles of temporal bone origin: nuances to diagnosis and management. World Neurosurg. 2015 Apr;83(4):560-6. PubMed PMID: 25514617
  • Downes AE, Freeman JL, Ormond DR, Lillehei KO, Youssef AS. Unilateral Tailored Fronto-Orbital Approach for Giant Olfactory Groove Meningiomas: Technical Nuances. World Neurosurg. 2015 Oct;84(4):1166-73. PubMed PMID: 25986205
  • Delev D, Send K, Malter M, Ormond DR, Parpaley Y, von Lehe M, Schramm J, Grote A. Role of Subdural Interhemispheric Electrodes in Presurgical Evaluation of Epilepsy Patients. World Neurosurg. 2015 Dec;84(6):1719-1725.e1. PubMed PMID: 26210712
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Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Member
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Member
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), Member
  • American Medical Association (AMA), Member
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Member
  • Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Member
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Joint Section on Tumors (AANS/CNS), Member
  • Colorado Neurosurgical Society, Secretary/Treasurer
  • AANS/CNS Joint Guidelines Review Committee, Member
  • Society for Neuro-Oncology, Member
  • Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, Colorado Delegate
  • AANS Membership Committee, member
  • AANS Van Wagenen Committee, Senior Convener

Practice Locations

Neurosciences Center - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2080

UCHealth Brain and Spine Tumor Multidisciplinary Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1665 Aurora Court, Anschutz Cancer Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Suite 2004
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0300

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Denver Health Medical Center
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neurological Surgery, Board Certification (2017)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System - Brain Tumors
  • Brain and Nervous System - Chiari Malformation
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Skull Base Tumors
  • Brain and Nervous System - General Neurosurgery
  • Cancers - Brain Cancer
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Radiation Therapy
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
Clinical Interests
Brain Tumors, Skull Base Tumors, Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Cranial Procedures, Meningiomas, Acoustic Neuromas, Colloid Cysts, Pituitary Tumors, General Neurosurgery

Personal Interests
whitewater rafting, camping, biking

Volunteer Activities
Denver Rescue Mission, volunteer Boy Scouts of America, volunteer Madaktari Africa, volunteer

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine (2006)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Bonn (2019)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Arkansas (AR) (2001)
Internships:
  • New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center Program (2007)
Residency Programs:
  • New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center Program, Chief Resident, Neurological Surgery (2012)
Languages: English, German
Department: Neurosurgery
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